October 21, 2021

GIVENCHY Limited Edition Prisme Libre Highlighter for Holidays 2021 Review and Swatches

I am so excited to see all the new holiday makeup in stores and online but this new Holiday Edition Prisme Libre Highlighter by Givenchy caught my eye. I already use the Givenchy Teint Couture Highlighter from earlier this year and I love it so much that I wanted to try the Prisme Libre one as well especially because it has two shades instead of one. From my previous posts you know how much I love Prisme Libre loose powders and I haven't found any finishing powders to match the effect Prisme Libre powders have on my skin. So, without further ado, let me show you the Holiday Prisme Libre Highlighter by Givenchy.

Described as a 'limited edition loose-powder highlighter to instantly bring freshness and light to the complexion for a festive look', for me its a highlighter that makes my skin glow. Prisme Libre Highlighter  has two shades, pink and gold, and together they result in a beautiful champagne gold glowy effect that reminds me of brides and festivities. It also has a beautiful perfume-y scent which I looovvvee!

The packaging is also absolutely gorgeous with a mirrored golden lid with Givenchy embossed on the sides. If you already own the Prisme Libre loose powders which are almost 15gm, you might be surprised to see the smaller size of this highlighter holding only 6 gm of highlighting powders in total.  I just checked that my Givenchy Teint Couture highlighter has 10gm of product in there, so I am kind of concerned about the $ per gram for this one, but since its a Holiday edition, may be I can ignore that bit. 


Now let's talk about some of the things I do not like about this highlighter. The puff included is too small for application and honestly, I feel that a highlight needs to be precise to look good as I do not apply it all over my face. If I shake the box with the puff on and then stamp it on my cheeks and nose, I feel that it gets difficult to blend. The puff makes the finely milled highlight powder just sit on my skin and  its a tad hard to blend it in the right directions with a tiny puff that doesnt even fit my two fingers. For my highlight to look seamless, I need to use a brush! Even then, I feel this highlighter needs a bit of blending to seamlessly settle over foundation and blush and that is one aspect, I wish I could find a way around. 

Once blended, it's the most gorgeous highlight I have ever had. It's nice and shimmery, not glittery, not chunky, not 1000 watt but just enough to make me look fresh and radiant. Its buildable, so if I would like to go crazy, I really can!! lol  Check out the swatches below


Swatch in Indoor Lighting

Swatch in Sunlight

Here's a comparison between my favorite Givenchy Teint Couture Shimmer Powder (review here) and the Prisme Libre Highlighter. It's quite obvious in a side by side swatch that the Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is more saturated and has a much higher payoff on a single swatch comparatively. This translates on skin as well, where I have to apply the Prisme Libre a couple of times to get the glow and only one stroke of the Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is enough for highlighting. 
This in no way means that the Givenchy Prisme Libre is less desired, I feel like more like whether I want to customize the amount of highlight on my face or go full on. Another great thing about the Prisme Libre is that its dual shaded - its actually pink and gold which gives a more natural looking, more attractive glow to my skin. 

Overall, I love this highlighter because it looks amazing on skin. The mix of pink and gold shimmer results in a beautiful natural looking highlight that is buildable according to time of the day or the event. I see this as more of an everyday highlight than something reserved for special events only. I wish it came in the bigger packaging, so the puff can actually be used for application, or maybe there could have been a kabuki brush in there to help apply and blend. The Champagne gold shade is beautiful and is universally flattering so I feel a lot of us will love this highlighter too. 

GIVENCHY Limited Edition Prisme Libre Highlighter for Holidays 2021 retails for $55 at Sephora Canada.

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